At least eight dead in southern Iran after drinking illegal alcohol

At least eight people have died in southern Iran after drinking poisonous homemade alcohol, according to a medical official in Hormozgan province.

“Eight people have died after drinking counterfeit homemade alcohol in Bandar Abbas,” said medical faculty spokesman Fatemeh Norouzian.

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The total number of poisoned people in the city had reached 59, she said Monday, quoted by state news agency IRNA.

Drinking and selling alcohol is mostly illegal in Iran, where the media regularly reports deaths from illegal drink.

In Bandar Abbas, “30 people are undergoing dialysis and 17 others are in critical condition in intensive care,” Norouzian added.

City police on Monday announced the arrest of eight people accused of illegally distributing alcohol.

“During a search of the suspects’ homes, the police discovered 1,278 liters of alcohol,” said Bandar Abbas police chief Teymour Dolatyari, quoted by the Mehr news agency.

In March 2020, at the start of the coronavirus outbreak in Iran, more than 44 people died of alcohol poisoning due to rumor that drinking it would help kill the virus.

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